How to Win the Lottery

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Introduction: How to Win the Lottery

Not many people can say they've won the lottery.  It's not exactly common. However, with these helpful steps you come closer to winning at least!

Step 1: Stay Optimistic

Stay positive but also be realistic.  Chances are slim that you'll win, but the more tips you can read up on, the better you'll do.

Step 2: Never Pick Random Numbers

Statistically, you'll do better if you pick your own numbers.  Go with your gut.  Choose your lucky numbers.  Or you could be more mathematical about it and try something like The Delta Lottery System .

Step 3: Never Play Games With Computer Generated Balls

There are some rumors going around that computer generated balls some games use are not secure.  There is a greater chance they could be manipulated or hijacked.  Stick with the games that deal with ping pong balls or similar.

Step 4: Play a Lottery Game That Has Lower Jackpots and Fewer Players

This will up your chances of winning.  Think lower numbers, more chances.  It's called statistics.

Step 5: Be Patient

Keep playing.  The more you play, the better the chances that you'll win.  Good luck!

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    5 Comments

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    Browncoat
    Browncoat

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm not trying to be a jerk or dissuade people from playing the lottery for fun, but I figure I win a dollar every week from the lottery: I don't play! ;)

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    live draw hk
    live draw hk

    1 year ago

    Step 5 : Be Patient.
    That's correct.

    But do not ask people to keep playing.
    Lottery is just for fun.

    Just play it when you are feeling lucky.
    Consider it as a game and only for fun.

    Do not buy it, when you can't afford to lose it.

    A Lottery Lover from Indonesia,
    Content Writer : http://185.229.115.120.

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    zippididooda
    zippididooda

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Didn't read the others so I'm sorry if I'm repeating what's already been said. I'm a math fanatic/computer programmer. Years ago I had some success with the lottery and since I saw the hints someone already posted in this article, I figured I'd pass on some of what I've learned along the way:

    1. In keeping with the advice that says "play a lottery that has fewer winners" - don't play birthday numbers. Lots of people play those and if you hit a jackpot you'll have to share it many times over, reducing your portion.

    2. If you examine the history of prior draws you'll notice that consecutive numbers are seldom drawn in the same lotto drawing. 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 2,3,4,5,6,7 etc. - Don't play those and you won't be putting $ on combinations that have a low likelihood of being drawn even though statistically they have just as good a chance as any other.

    3. Once again, if you examine the history of draws you'll notice there are almost never six odd numbers or six even numbers. It's usually a combination of odd and even numbers and you'll see by far they are 3 odd + 3 even or 4 odd + 2 even or 2 odd + 4 even.

    4. At most only 1 number repeats from the prior drawing, if at all. I automatically dismiss all 6 numbers from the last draw as possibles. It can happen but is unlikely.

    5. Usually there is 1 set of 10 numbers that is NOT represented in the draw results (ie 1-10,11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, etc).

    By playing combinations that fit the above criteria 1-5 you aren't spending $ on combinations that are unlikely to win. While it is true that every combination statistically has the same probability of winning, in practice you see that they do not, so why not spend your money only on combinations that have a higher likelihood of being drawn ?

    If anyone has discovered any similar "patterns" to winning combinations I'd be pleased if you'd share. Applying all the principles I've listed above saves you from betting thousands of dollars but it's still a crap shoot. By comparison, the roulette wheel in Las Vegas is blue-chip stock.

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    TrentCarter
    TrentCarter

    6 years ago on Introduction

    RE: 4 - playing a game with fewer player won't up your chances of winning a lottery - it just reduces the chances of sharing a jackpot! (Less players only affects your chances of winning if we're talking about a raffle type game)

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    DeanGPotts
    DeanGPotts

    10 years ago on Step 3

    Its true, no computer can generate a truly random number, the random number generated by computers is based on hardware performance, and theoretically by creating a pattern such as a square or triangle wave signal at the right point you could then artificially map where the numbers will be.
    I say theoretical because obviously there is no way to prove this but many people who gamble and are addicted to it swear by the fact that there are patterns in the numbers.
    I could go on forever about the subject … but like you say stick to ping pong balls … although there are ways around that too, search for hot balls on the net (number fixing that is, not porn)